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Our Older Adult Ministry is a lively group of individuals ages 55+ who we call GADABOUTS! And we love to gad-a-bout! Karen Wood keeps this group busy with activities each month. Join us and see what we’re about!


Contact Karen E. Wood for any questions or details on events.

We normally have a potluck the first Thursday of every month at 12:00 PM in the church commons.

April 4th at noon will be the next Gadabouts Potluck held in the church Commons. We will have guests talking about Isaiah 117:

Isaiah 117 mission is: Provide physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement.

When children are removed from their homes out of concern for their welfare, they are usually brought to the Department of Children’s Services Offices to await placement with a foster family. This wait can be several hours to nearly a full day. These children often have nothing with them and are scared, lonely, hungry, and often in dirty clothing.

Isaiah 117 provides a comforting home where these children instead can be brought to wait – a place that is safe with friendly and loving volunteers who provide clean clothes, smiles, toys, and snuggly blankets. This space allows children to receive the comfort and care they need while DCS staff are able to do the necessary paperwork and identify a good foster placement.

Bring your favorite dish to share, bring a friend, bring your hugs and smiles. I look forward to seeing you there.

Lunch dates are subject to change.

Normally the third Thursday of every month we go somewhere. These are day trips.


I have the revised Outings List for 2019. For a copy, please contact Karen.

March 21rst, Gadabouts are going to Chattanooga. We will leave church at 9:45am and go to the IMAX Theater for an 11am showing of “Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet”.  After, we will eat at The Blue Plate. Should be a lot of fun. Call me so I can reserve a place for you.

April 18th we are going to Sunshine Hollow, Vicki & Dave Rhyne’s place. Hoping to see flowers in bloom. We will have lunch and tour the grounds. Here is a little information about Sunshine Hollow; “Mother Dave” began baking fruitcakes in 1968 while he was serving in the U. S. Army. He wanted to give a gift from the heart as well as his hands. He got the nickname “Mother Dave” in college because he liked to cook and it followed him through his twenty-two-year career as a Forester. When he met Vicki who also loves to cook they continued to bake the finest pecan fruitcakes by hand. They continue to offer a limited number of these cakes to the public as well as other handmade products. Their Mom n’ Pop Tennessee Agri-business also includes The Gardens of Sunshine Hollow as well as plant sales from The Sunshine Hollow Nursery.

I have the sign-up sheets in my office for the trips. If you would like a copy of the outings emailed, please let Karen know. Keep in mind that we might have to change or rearrange the schedule, but will give you plenty of notice.

Please, contact Karen to reserve your seat on the bus for all outings.

Keep checking back for more information.

Some of our favorite trips include: We use the church buses for transportation unless otherwise noted.

  • Cumberland County Playhouse and lunch at the Cumberland State Park
  • Shopping and/or shows in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg the Thursday before Thanksgiving.
  • Sunshine Hollow, owned by David & Vicki Rhyne outside of the Athens/Riceville area.

All lunches and events are subject to change. Watch the newsletter and bulletin for announcements.